Ex parte CLARK et al. - Page 1




                                    THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                                        
                          The opinion in support of the decision being entered                                                                          
                          today (1) was not written for publication in a law                                                                            
                          journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                                        
                                                                                                               Paper No. 29                             

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                                       Ex parte ROBERT A. CLARK and JOHN PARNALL                                                                        
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                                                           Appeal No. 96-0610                                                                           
                                                       Application 08/257,4491                                                                          
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                                                         HEARD:  July 15, 1997                                                                          
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                 Before McCANDLISH, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and                                                                             
                 MEISTER and McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                     
                 McCANDLISH, Senior Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                        

                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is a decision on an appeal from the examiner’s                                                                           
                 rejection of claims 1, 2, 4 through 7 and 17 under 35 U.S.C.                                                                           
                  103.  All of the other claims remaining in the application                                                                           
                 have been allowed.                                                                                                                     

                          1Application for patent filed June 7, 1994.  According                                                                        
                 to appellants, this application is a continuation of                                                                                   
                 Application 08/107,119, filed August 17, 1993, now abandoned.                                                                          
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